FOR TODAY April 24, 2012
Outside my window... It's warm, but cloudy with a chance of some rain. We have been really warm here - yesterday, it was 27 degrees above average for this time of year!
I am thinking... About my poor husbands shoulder. It's so sore, swollen and bruised. I'll be happy when he's not in so much pain . . . poor guy. . . :0(
I am thankful for... Good surgeons and therapists!
From the kitchen...
Last week I made these wonderful Oatmeal Chocolate Squares - they were very delicious . . . and not on my diet!
Oatmeal Chocolate Bars
Mix together and set aside:
1 c. soft butter
2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. salt
Press 3/4 of the oatmeal mixture into an ungreased 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
2 Tbls. butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
(I usually just heat up the sweetened condensed milk and add the chocolate chips, then mix until just some of the chips are melted - I like a few chunks of chocolate!)
Spread this mixture over the oatmeal mixture in the pan. Sprinkle rest of oatmeal mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the top is set.
These cookies freeze well - I just let them cool, then layer between wax paper in a sealed container - they will freeze for up to two months!
I am wearing... Jeans and a pink t-shirt - barefoot - at last!!
I am creating... Nothing right now - although I did finish painting the downstairs bathroom!
I am going... To go and make chocolate flowers with some of the most wonderful young women tonight!
I am reading... Shadows of Brierley, by Anita Stansfield. It's a pretty good read!
I am hoping... That we get some rain. We were in the hills today, and they are sooooo dry!
I am hearing... Thunder . . . yeah!
Around the house... I was really lazy today - we were gone most of the day, but I did manage to get a load of laundry done!
One of my favorite things... Watching lightning - maybe we'll get some tonight!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Tomorrow - lunch with mom and sister
Thursday - go help my daughter organize and hang some pictures in her new home
Friday - therapy with my husband
Saturday - we'll see what the day looks like!
Sunday - church
Here is picture for thought I am sharing... This little squirrel was having such a good time eating the pine cones in my front yard the other day! I wish I could show you how big (like the size of a small cat) she was, and she was soooo fat, and had a really short little tail!
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe~
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